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Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party

Job Description and Requirements

The Pragma Corporation is seeking Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded program in Jordan. The program will support private sector-led economic growth for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through fostering an enabling environment, strengthening value chains, supporting access to finance and increasing firm productivity.

1)    Chief of Party, Jordan

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for overall implementation, results and management of the project. The COP must serve as the primary point of contact with USAID with regard to day-to-day implementation and management matters relating to the contract. The COP must ensure that the activities and results are implemented in a timely manner within the approved budget.

Required Skills and Qualifications · Graduate degree in a field relevant to private sector development. In circumstances where a candidate possesses exceptional relevant experience (defined as a minimum of 15 years of experience) but lacks a graduate degree, exceptional relevant experience will be considered. · Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience managing complex private sector development programs in a developing country, preferably in the Jordan or the Middle East or North Africa. · Minimum of five years of experience in a supervisory role with projects of similar size and complexity. · Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required. Verbal and written fluency in Arabic is desirable.

If interested and qualified for the position, please send your resume to: recruitment@pragmacorp.com. Please include “Chief of Party, Jordan” in the subject line of your email.

2)    Deputy Chief of Party, Jordan

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) provides support to the Chief of Party in managing the contract team, overall implementation, results and management. S/he must provide project operational and implementation oversight as well as support the Chief of Party. The DCOP must have strong technical credentials in project management. S/he must fill in for the COP in his/her absence.

Required Skills and Qualifications

·  Graduate degree in a field relevant to private sector development and SME growth. In circumstances where a candidate possesses exceptional relevant experience (defined as a minimum of 10 years of experience) but lacks a graduate degree, exceptional relevant experience will be considered. ·  Seven years of international experience in managing complex economic growth assistance projects in developing countries that includes private sector engagement experience in a developing country. ·  Minimum of 5 years of experience in a supervisory role managing economic growth assistance projects in developing countries.·  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required. · The ability to conduct business in Arabic is desirable.  · Previous work experience in Jordan or the Middle East is desirable.

If interested and qualified for the position, please send your resume to: recruitment@pragmacorp.com. Please include “Deputy Chief of Party, Jordan” in the subject line of your email.

The Pragma Corporation is an international development firm headquartered in the Washington DC area. With more than a quarter century of development experience worldwide, involving more than 600 projects, we provide expert technical and management consulting services to such donor organizations as the United States Agency for International Development, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. Our areas of specialization include Small and Medium Enterprise Development; Accounting Reform, Training, and Examination; Regulatory Reform and Business Environment Improvement; Agribusiness Development; Capital and Financial Market Development; WTO Accession; Customs Reform and Cross-Border Trade; and Regional Trade Promotion.